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Gosaikunda Trek

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Duration: 16 Days

Group size: 2-18 pax

Seasons: Spring/Autumn

Starting Point: Kathmandu

End Point: Kathmandu

Departure: Upon request

Mode of Travel: Fly in/Out, Drive in/out

Max. Altitude: 3900 m

Overview

Gosainkunda Trek is one of the most important and popular trekking routes for the domestic tourists. The presence of the holy and pilgrimage lake of Gosaikunda is one the reasons behind the importance of Gosaikunda Trek. Gosaikunda Trek is also equally popular among the foreign tourists for it provides an opportunity to explore relatively unspoiled and under developed section of Nepal. Another feature of Gosaikunda Trek is that it is not located that far from the capital city of Kathmandu. Because of its proximity with the Capital city, many foreigners choose Gosaikunda Trek as one of their trekking destinations while in Nepal. Gosainkunda Trek also provides the opportunity to explore the famous Langtang region and know about the ethnic settlements in the region. Besides the holy lake of Gosaikunda, the trek also offers chances to view snow-clad mountains mostly the Lantang Mountain Range. Langtang valley and the conserved region of Langtang National Park are the other major features of Gosaikunda Trek as you pass through the regions during the course of your journey to the holy lake.
The Gosainkunda Trek starts from Kathmandu where you visit and explore the beautiful Kathmandu Valley studded with the temples, monuments and world heritage sites. The next you will drive until Syabru Besi from Kathmandu and kick start your trek to the holy region of Gosaikunda. The itinerary is planned for 16 days and during those days you will travel some of the great unexplored areas of Langtang region with all the sweet memories. It has even greater significance for the domestic trekkers as Gosaikunda is one of the holiest places in Nepal for the Hindu pilgrims.

Itinerary Outline


Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (welcome dinner)

Day 02: Trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1450m)

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500 m)

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village (3330 m)

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3900 m)

Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa exploration and trek to Chorkari Ri

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2250 m)

Day 10:
Trek to Singompa (3250 m)

Day 11:
Trek to Gosaikunda (4300 m)

Day 12:
Trek to Lauribinayak Pass (4610 m)

Day 13:
Trek to Kutumsang (2440 m)

Day 14:
Trek to Chisapani (2110 m)

Day 15: Trek and drive back to Kathmandu

Day 16:
Transfer to TIA, "Farewell"

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
You will be welcomed by our team members at the Airport and then be ushered to the Hotel. Our travel representatives will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon your arrival in the Capital. You will be staying at a hotel in Kathmandu the first day.

Day 02: Trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at the Kathmandu, you will be preparing for the trek while enjoying sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Several world heritage sites like the Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, temples like Swayambhunath and Pasupatinath and other monuments are the places you will visit on the second day. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1450 meters) 7 hrs
Seven-hour drive from Kathmandu will take you to Syabru Besi on the second day. It is located to the North of Kathmandu Valley and the drive is quite pleasant as you pass through some scenic beauty along the Trishuli River via Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500 meters) 5 hrs
The real trek commences on the third day as we cross the Bhote Koshi River and follow along the Langtang River. This trail gradually ascends through dense bamboo forests. We trek close to 1000 meters on the fourth day as the popular Lama Hotel is located at an altitude of nearly 2500 meters. The destination for the fourth day is the Lama Hotel where you will be staying for the night. Moreover, if you are lucky enough, you might spot Red Pandas, monkeys and bears along the trail.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village (3330 meters) 5 hrs
We cover around 900 meters on the fifth day as we reach Langtang village on the fifth day of the trek. The trek route follows the route of ‘Ghoda Tabela’ which means the Horse stable in Nepali. After this, the trail is quite steady as we cross the beautiful scene while watching the Himalayan Yaks grazing on the field. Langtang village is one of the oldest villages in Nepal and the view of breathtaking Himalayas from Langtang is quite famous. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3900 meters) 4 hrs
Trek from Langtang to Kyamjin is just about mere 500 meters, but the trek is fascinating because we come across several Cheese factories that are quite popular for the quality of cheese they produce. Moreover, there are several Buddhist monasteries in the Kyanjin and the most popular one is the Kanjin Gompa which is known among the tourists. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa exploration and trek to Chorkari Ri 3hrs
On the seventh day, we explore around Kyanjin Gompa visiting the monastery and the popular cheese factory. Then we ascend to Chorkari Ri (5050 meters) which happens to be the highest point of the trek. ChokariRi is most known for the breath-taking panoramic view of the Langtang mountain peak. Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 5hrs
On the eighth day we return back to Lama Hotel from the beautiful Kyanjin. As it is a downhill climbing, it takes less than five hours to reach the Lama Hotel. We will be staying at the Lama Hotel for the second time during the travel itinerary.

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2250 Meters) 5hrs
On day nine, we further descend from the Lama Hotel enjoining the natural beauty on offer. While on the route to Thulo Syabru, we might also be privileged to see more of Red Pandas, monkeys and various rare species of birds. Thulo Syabru is a wonderful traditional village in Rasuwa which also offers unadulterated views of the Ganesh Himal (7110meters), Langtang Himal and other mountain ranges. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Singompa (3250 Meters) 5hrs
We head towards Singompa from Thulo Syabru on the tenth day of the itinerary enjoining the views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and other mountains and forests. There is a popular local cheese factory and a Buddhist monastery in Singompa. The cheese factory in Singompa is considered as one of the best cheese factories in Nepal. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Gosaikunda (4300 Meters) 6hrs
From Singompa, we steadily climb up and make our way to the holy lake of Gosainkunda. The trek undoubtedly gives an exotic feeling. You follow a rugged terrain trail littered with the dramatic views of the Manaslu Himalayan Range, Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Himal. On a clear day, even the Annapurna Mountain Range is visible in the North. The first view of the holy lake of Gosainkunda can be alarming as the bluish lake takes your breath away. There are around a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda region. Others being the Saraswatikunda and Bhairab Kunda. According to the Hindu legend, Gosainkunda Lake was created by lord Shiva when he pierced the glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after he swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the whole world. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Lauribinayak Pass (4610 m)
The trail now leaves the holy Gosaikunda and climbs through rugged terrain past several small lakes to the Lauribinayak La Pass (4610meters). Lauribinayak Pass is one of the famous passes in Nepal. After the Lauribinayak Pass, you climb downhill while watching the spectacular views of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal. You will reach Tharepati in the evening and will be staying at a guesthouse there.

Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang (2440m) 5hrs
The trail continues through the Pine and Juniper forests from Tharepati. Kutumsang is a beautiful village which has sufficient hotels and good lodges besides several temporary tea-houses. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Chisapani (2110m) 5hrs
Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani is quite pleasant as you continue to climb downhill. Five hours of comfortable walk brings you to Chisapani, a small town with great natural beauty. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu 4hrs
A short trek from Chisapani will introduce you to Sundarijal which is located on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. An hour’s drive from Sundarijal will take you the Capital city where you will be taking rest of the day in a hotel.

Day 16: Departure to TIA, “Farewell!"
On the 16th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.

Cost includes / excludes

Cost includes:

  • Airport pick up/drop and city guided tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicles.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu.
  • City guided tour in Kathmandu by expert tour guide.
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan at 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you.
  • Local fresh fruits.
  • Private room during the trek.
  • Trip Map.
  • Ground transportation by bus from Kathmandu to Syaprubensi and by private car from Sundarijal to Kathmandu.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Appreciation letter and cap( hat) as a souvenir.
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge

Cost excludes:

  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.

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Facts of the Trip

Duration: 16 Days

Group size: 2-18 pax

Seasons: Spring/Autumn

Starting Point: Kathmandu

End Point: Kathmandu

Departure: Upon request

Mode of Travel: Fly in/Out, Drive in/out

Max. Altitude: 3900 m